President announces May 11 as Elections Date

President Donald Ramotar on Tuesday announced May 11, 2015 as the date for national elections in Guyana. His announcement came two months after he suspended the parliament of Guyana to avoid a no confidence motion that the Opposition was preparing to move against his administration. The combined Opposition parties held the majority in the 10th […]

CAL suspends pilots over JFK near collision incident

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Safety inspectors from the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority (TTCAA) are due to hold discussions with Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Control (ATC) officials on Tuesday following the near collision involving the Trinidad-based Caribbean Airlines (CAL) and a fully loaded Jetblue plane at the John F Kennedy (JFK) […]

AFC protests CARICOM over prorogation of Parliament in Guyana

Members and supporters of the Alliance For Change on Tuesday picketed outside the CARICOM Secretariat at Liliendaal on the East Coast of Demerara over what they believe was the weak response of the regional body to the ongoing suspension of the Parliament in Guyana. Last week, the CARICOM Council of Ministers after being briefed by […]

Authorities end search for missing ASL plane

Three weeks after it vanished without a trace just after takeoff from Mahdia, the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority has decided to call off its search for the missing Air Services Limited  Britten Norman Islander aircraft and the two persons who were on board. In a statement on Monday evening, the Ministry of Transport announced that […]

Seelall recommended promotion of “torture cops” -Home Affairs

Minister of Home Affairs Clement Rohee has distanced himself and his Ministry from the promotion of two police officers who were arrested and charged with torturing a 15-year-old boy who was in custody at the Leonora Police station back in 2009. The two policemen were recently promoted although an internal investigation by the Police Force found […]

Foreign “meddling” was “justified” before 1992 -Rohee

Just one week after the General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party, Clement Rohee, declared that foreign governments should not meddle in the affairs of an independent Guyana, he has now found himself trying to defend that statement when compared to the PPP’s calls for foreign help before it got into power in 1992. At […]

Granger promises education restructuring for hinterland communities

Opposition and APNU Leader David Granger and a number of Members of Parliament of the APNU continued with an outreach programme to several communities and villages in Region 9 – Upper Takatu/Upper Essequibo on Sunday.  Granger has promised residents of the Rupununi that under an APNU government, there will be “serious education restructuring”. According to a […]

19-year-old woman stabbed to death during argument

A 19-year-old East Bank Berbice woman was stabbed to death on Saturday night during an argument with her ex boyfriend over her decision to end the relationship. According to a statement from the Guyana Police Force, the young woman Sheniza Mohamed, was at a restaurant in Rosignol, Berbice just around 7 pm on Saturday night […]